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Arabesque Live at PS Flowers on 1980-07-31




Arabesque - "a little bit Django, a little bit Dawg"

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set 1
Minor Swing
Lady Be Good
Breezin'
Blue Bossa
Norwegian Wood
Watch What Happens
Nine Pound Hammer
Yalonta
March of the Siamese Children
Stockton Blues
Wave
Saint Ann's Reel
band intro
Sweet Sue
set 2
White Dove
Cherokee
Swing 39

incomplete set
Mike Scap
guitar, mandolin, vocals

Ralph Brandofino
mandolin, vocals

Mike Fitzmaurice
guitar, vocals

Eric Levine
violin

Mark Diamond
bass, vocals, frontman
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Collection ArabesqueBand
Band/Artist Arabesque
Venue PS Flowers
Location Estes Park, CO

Source SBD > mono single channel > Nakamichi 550 portable cassette recorder w/ Dolby NR > Scotch Master II 90-minute chromium dioxide cassette tapes
Lineage MC > Nakamichi 550 > Lexicon Alpha 24-bit / 48 khz > USB > Samplitude 24-bit / 48 khz mono > 16-bit / 44.1 khz stereo > TLH > Flac > SBE fixed
Taped by Monte Barry
Transferred by Monte Barry

Notes

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Track changes are seamless.
This setlist is a partial.
Show date might be incorrect.

Track 1 title has been corrected.
These are now the 16-bit files.

Mark Diamond Music
Boulder, CO

Eric Levine - violin / fiddle
eric.levine@juno.com
Ft. Collins, CO

Monte the Taper archives
Ft. Collins, CO
420bikeandhike@gmail.com


thank you largely eTree and Internet Archive
-- peace from Monte --


Below is copied & pasted from Mike Scap's website.

Mike ScapMike Scap grew up in New Jersey not far from New York City. He was a typical child prodigy born with an emotional edge. Mike won awards and acclaim in high school as a talented visual artist and could seemingly play any musical instrument placed before him.

Some of the cutting edge bands which Mike formed or played with include Hot Rize, Tasty Licks (which later included Bela Fleck), Ophelia Swing Band, and he has appeared with Doc Watson, Emmylou Harris, Pat Matheny, and Martin Mull, to name a few.

A number of bluegrass heavyweights have played with him during their musical careers. Guitar phenom Steve Kaufman calls him “the Jeet Kun Do of guitar playing”. Former band mate Tim O’Brien places Scap “in a class with David Grier, or Bryan Sutton, or any of the top players in bluegrass”. Pete Wernick says, “his sound was different from anybody. The fluency, clarity of texture was a cut above”.

Mike is currently working on a CD series of original music, fresh and innovative, and features his skills at arranging and improvising.

Below is copied & pasted from Mark Diamond's website.
Mark Diamond Music - "Playing the bass all over the place"

Mark DiamondMark Diamond's hard-grooving acoustic bass sound was birthed in the New York area, where he learned to play many musical styles. His professional career started in New Jersey in the mid "70's" at Family & Friends with Jeff Kohnberg and Lisa Cerasia. In 1980 he moved to Colorado with the band Arabesque, and has since been a sought after sideman on over 100 albums, including Grammy award winner Tim O'Brien, Tim and Mollie O'Brien, Sally Taylor, (daughter of James and Carly), James Van Buren with Richie Cole, Keith Oxman, Mary Flower, and Mary Ann Moore. He has played for President Bill Clinton and other luminaries over the years. Mark has toured Europe, and regularly appears at festivals and clubs across the country. He has performed with such legendary performers as Spike Robinson, Richie Cole, James Moody, Ernestine Anderson, Ben Sidran, Peter Rowan, Kenny Loggins, New Orleans piano sensation Henry Butler, Fred Wesley (of the James Brown funky horn section), Buddy Tate (of the original Count Basie Band), Bruno Carr (the drummer for Ray Charles, Herbie Mann, and many jazz greats), blues men Eddie Kirkland and Mark Hummel, and a couple of great New York based jazz vocalists Allan Harris and Tom Lellis. Mark has opened shows for B.B. King, Kenny Rogers, Wilson Pickett, Koko Taylor, and Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, to name a few. He is a reliable, personable, talented musician who has dedicated his life to bringing people top quality music in every setting imaginable.

Below is copied & pasted from Eric Levine's "almost" website.

Eric LevineEric Levine has been teaching and performing full-time for over 25 years. In 2007, he won a Grammy Award for his work on Mary Youngblood’s Grammy winner “Dance With The Wind.” Eric is a graduate of Mannes College of Music and the New England Conservatory.

Eric has played violin with the Bronx Opera Company and a dozen orchestras including the Fort Collins and Cheyenne symphonies and the Greeley Philharmonic. He has been a longtime member and featured player with the Front Range Chamber Players.

It’s probably safe to say that Eric has set the standard in Colorado fiddling for the past 25 years. He has toured nationally under the auspices of Columbia Artists playing swing, bluegrass, and folk, as well as played on Broadway in the show “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.”

Eric also plays Celtic music professionally, and has been on staff at Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp.

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